Die Bildrechte, 1991
Silkscreen on posters in offset print, 14 different formats,
Standard exhibition posters published by ethnographical museums all over Europe have been brought together and thereafter overprinted in a visually significant area. The sequence is hung aligning the masking white forms at comfortable eye level.
The work Die Bildrechte [Reproduction Rights] activates perception as much as it displays the pattern of decontextualizing and staging objects from Non-western origin in order to augment a supposed „magic“ gaze, institutionally normalized.
Exhibited at Ausstellungsbüro Michael Schill, Stuttgart, in 1992,
and at Galerie Skopia, Geneva, in 2002.